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Songs of the Dark Times
“In the dark times Will there also be singing? Yes, there will also be singing. About the dark times.” ― Bertolt Brecht As we all digested the news of the execution-style murders of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, and the assassination of five police o...
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Thoughts on Brexit
The history of Europe is the history of her nations either trying to come together or to tear themselves apart. In the case of the former, they have usually been united by a powerful autocrat, and in the case of the latter, it is usually the work of multipl...
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Heightened passions, minimalist language
TAYLOR I am not an electrician.   MOLLY No.   TAYLOR I'm a phenomenologist.  MOLLY What is that?  TAYLOR It's like an electrician. Sort of. I mean.  I'm directing a play as part of the Greenhouse Ensemble 's upcoming Ten Minute Play Soiree : John Patrick Br...
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What, Lamb! What, Ladybird!: recontextualizing Shakespeare-esque theatre with new plays.
Margo Jones, one of the principal founders of America's regional theatre movement, believed that the best programming would include a mixture of classics and new plays, and it is in that spirit that Bad Quarto Productions is excited to be offering our first...
Margo Jones, one of the principal founders of America's regional theatre movement, believed that the best programming would include a mixture of classics and new plays, and it is in that spirit that Bad Quarto Productions is ...
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Howard Jacobson -- "Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary: Studying the most famous tragedy of them all."
"Hamlet is the greatest of all meditations on death, though the word meditation does scant justice to the play’s bitter exuberance. So let’s put it another way and say that Hamlet himself is the greatest ever comedian of mortality" (Jacobson). "Olivier addr...
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Teresa A. Fisher -- "Don’t Let This Happen to You: Creating Effective Post-Show Discussions."
"The first step in creating a post-show discussion is defining the goals of the discussion... This will involve aligning the discussion goals with the company’s mission as well as adjusting for where the play is in its development. Is the play still in proc...
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Meet the Company of "What, Lamb! What, Ladybird!"
Meet the company of the NYC premiere of  What, Lamb! What, Ladybird!   Nadia Brown ( Ensemble )  is a recent grad from Marymount Manhattan College with a BFA in Acting, and recent credits include the role of Annabella in 'Tis Pity She's A Whore , and Marina...
Meet the company of the NYC premiere of What, Lamb! What, Ladybird! Nadia Brown (Ensemble) is a recent grad from Marymount Manhattan College with a BFA in Acting, and recent credits include the role of Annabella in 'Tis ...
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"Green Sound" Follow-up
By way of follow up to my previous post , Green Sound , and the entire Greenhouse Ensemble Ten Minute Play Soiree, went well. As Stagebuddy 's Tania Fisher says in her review , "was a most enjoyable evening out, filled with artwork, live entertainment, and ...
By way of follow up to my previous post, Green Sound, and the entire Greenhouse Ensemble Ten Minute Play Soiree, went well. As Stagebuddy</i>'s Tania Fisher says in her review, "was a most enjoyable evening out, filled with a...
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Interview with Charlene V. Smith
I had the chance to chat with Charlene V. Smith, artistic director of Brave Spirits Theatre , and author of What, Lamb! What, Ladybird!
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What I learned from directing Hamlet
I have elsewhere talked about my failure to come up with a good hypothesis about the textual origins of the first quarto of Hamlet , but that doesn't mean directing the play wasn't a rich experience that helped me understand some things about the play that ...
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Charles McNulty -- "Meet Ivo van Hove, the most provocatively illuminating theater director right now."
"Last fall, van Hove's erotically supercharged "A View From the Bridge" opened to sterling reviews at the Lyceum Theatre for a limited run that ended in February. And he's about to unveil his version of "The Crucible," which officially opens March 31 at the...
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Who's Behind the Q1 Hamlet Anyway?
Usually, after I've directed one of these "bad quarto" plays, I come away feeling like I have a better sense of how the text was produced. Not like it's an opinion that counts for much, and not like I think my experiences as a director should count for legi...
Usually, after I've directed one of these "bad quarto" plays, I come away feeling like I have a better sense of how the text was produced. Not like it's an opinion that counts for much, and not like I think my experiences as ...
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  • Mary Baldwin College
    Directing, 2009 - 2012
  • State University of New York at Potsdam
    Theatre, English, Computer Science, 1997 - 2002
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Acietes transeundae sunt.
Introduction
Tony Tambasco (that's me!) holds an MFA in directing and a Master of Letters (an academic degree) in Shakespeare and Performance from the American Shakespeare Center's partner program with Mary Baldwin College. If you ask me something related to Shakespeare or his contemporaries, expect an earful.

While my training is as a director, I have worked fairly consistently as both a stage director and designer for the past decade, and have more lately begun to explore acting, musical performance, and playwriting. I am interested in connecting with fellow artists and companies devoted to creative storytelling and who embrace the challenges of manifesting their artistic visions.

If you're interested in learning more, check out my online portfolio: www.TonyTambasco.com
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